A classical violinist turned rock vocalist with her head stuck in the clouds, Dianella delivers songs of imaginative and inquisitive lyrics driven by compelling rhythms. This pop fusion is merged together by a traditional rhythm section and classical string trio. Conducted by her powerful voice and warm energy, the result is electric.
After being called Daisy at a gig in her native new orleans, band leader Danielle Ryce was intrigued by the idea of a floral pseudonym. She went home, sat down, and googled flowers that start with "d." It was then that she stumbled across the flower named Dianella. In addition to being so similar to her given name, the flower is rumored to be named after the goddess Diana, goddess of the hunt. Realizing a majority of her lyrical content revolves around her battle for happiness and finding her voice, Danielle was sold on this alternate identity.
The goddess diana is commonly pictured with a bow and arrow, ready to hunt. Call it coincidence or fate that these songs are arranged for instruments that are played by... bows. the string trio in tandem with a rock rhythm section gives the band a unique twist, with a colorful texture of cinematic proportions. and therefore, the special weapon is the arrows.
in its first year of existence, Dianella & the arrows have released a 4 track ep, 3 live performance videos, and performed at various venues in the new Orleans live music scene, including Carnaval lounge, banks st. bar, art garage, starlight lounge, and more. The band's second year has been met with some challenges thanks to the COVID pandemic, such as having to postpone the recording of their first full-length album. however, they are excited to convene as soon as possible to record and plan to release plenty of online content in the meantime by way of digitally collaborated videos and Livestream performances.
dianella hopes others will find her music as empowering as she brazenly felt whilst writing it.